I guarantee that the man who will ultimately want to marry you will not send you a "wink." Please don't be fooled into thinking he's "shy" or just intimidated by your fabulousness.
Yes, it's possible he's a wimp or insecure (and therefore not really robust dating material anyway).
But it's far more likely he's e-blasting winks to innumerable women to see what kind of responses he'll solicit.
What that online dating profile is really telling you. They reference music and television shows you only barely know through Nick At Night.
I used to write a column for an alternative newsweekly where I'd set a couple up on a blind date, interview them separately afterward, then report. Or, and this is my personal fave, they say they look much younger than their age.
This was before sharing your innermost thoughts with strangers was the norm, before online sites made blind dates the best way to meet people. Look closely at the pic, I bet you'll be able to tell."I'm Emotionally Unavailable." Never been married.
The whole thing started as a kind of a joke (blind dates were for losers!
), but as I got to know my readers I wanted things to work out for them.
Every week I'd scour the applications, trying to find a couple that just might hit it off. If your prospect can't be bothered to post a decent picture, you shouldn't count on that person to pay attention to you.
Between studying the applications and conducting the post-date interviews, I learned how to translate what people really meant when they said they enjoy "long walks." Read on for red flags your potential online date is a d-bag. What 'Love Story' Taught Us About Love"I'm a Narcissist."Again with the pictures.
Online Daters Are Big Fat Liars"I'm Cheap." If he (or she) enjoys "long walks" and "cooking" and "camping," do not be fooled. "I'm a Player." Every picture shows a group at a bar, or you can see the hair or fingers of a ladyfriend cropped out of the picture.
You are dealing with someone whose idea of a good time involves spending as little money as possible.
I don't care how low your salary is, if what you claim to "enjoy" doesn't differ from what you can afford, you've at least got very little imagination (not a good sign either).
If you're that financially challenged, you might want to re-think being on that website.